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The finish, whether paint, wax, stain, or something else, can make or break a project. What are your tips and questions regarding finishes?

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Brush on Poly vs. Arm-R-Seal wipe on

01-30-2018 04:08 PM by bassett72

I’m wondering the following between the 2:Which is easier to apply?Whic...

37 03-17-2018 04:37 PM
View ellisafa's profile

Trying to match color of kitchen cabinets

03-13-2018 12:51 AM by ellisafa

Hello, so I got my new doors built and am now trying to figure out how to bes...

7 03-17-2018 02:06 PM
View 1900corey's profile

Anyone used Waterlox finish over Crystalac grain filler?

03-16-2018 10:24 PM by 1900corey

Hi, I am making a walnut kitchen table and my initial plan was to apply a ...

1 03-17-2018 01:45 AM
View mendoman's profile

Best finish for redwood work bench to keep the color?

02-08-2018 02:38 PM by mendoman

I recently built a folding leg work bench out of redwood. The color is outst...

11 03-16-2018 04:44 AM
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Rockler Spray Shelter

03-14-2018 08:41 PM by laterthanuthink

Anybody have one of these? I’d like to know how you like yours. Thanks!...

7 03-15-2018 03:14 PM
View Dynamike's profile

cracking veneer problem

03-13-2018 04:38 PM by Dynamike

I recently (12 mos) replaced this table top with a beautiful Sapele veneer an...

16 03-15-2018 02:58 PM
View BoardButcherer's profile

Question about oil paint, hammertone specifically.

03-13-2018 05:51 PM by BoardButcherer

Yeah I know this isn’t a wood finish, but I also know there are plenty ...

7 03-14-2018 07:20 PM
View bygrace's profile

spraying varnish

03-07-2018 09:04 PM by bygrace

To make a little money to help buy new woodworking equipment, I build and sel...

19 03-14-2018 12:21 PM
View Heavy's profile

Finish for wooden earrings

07-20-2013 09:06 PM by Heavy

So I am making some wooden earrings for my girlfriend from different types of...

6 03-13-2018 10:13 PM
View Dustin's profile

Distressing/Aging Maple

03-13-2018 12:24 AM by Dustin

Well, I finally have another reason to go out in my shop. Some friends of mi...

5 03-13-2018 02:37 PM
View christopolos's profile

Advice for how to harden wood before/during varnishing?

03-11-2018 08:20 PM by christopolos

Hello lumberjocks, I have been researching how to harden wood before or du...

8 03-13-2018 12:23 AM
View Narchibald's profile

Natural Danish Oil or Teak Oil - Walnut/Ash Lane Acclaim

03-12-2018 08:25 PM by Narchibald

I am restoring a vintage lane Acclaim coffee table and need some help wit...

4 03-12-2018 10:22 PM
View bones56's profile

Question / advice

03-12-2018 12:54 PM by bones56

Just wasn’t thinking, but after sanding to resurface a wood cutting board I w...

5 03-12-2018 05:02 PM
View contento's profile

Help needed: handling issue in epoxy resin finish on table top

02-19-2018 02:43 AM by contento

I’ve built an ash table top and finished it with epoxy resin following ...

38 03-11-2018 06:54 PM
View Jeremy_D's profile

Birch or Maple plywood with pine bed.

03-10-2018 06:54 PM by Jeremy_D

Im building a bed. Going to use pine for the main framing. Plywood for the fo...

2 03-11-2018 06:36 PM
View BB1's profile

Arm R Seal - spill cleanup

03-11-2018 01:57 AM by BB1

Any suggestions on clean up after spilling a quart of arm r seal on my mud ro...

5 03-11-2018 02:58 PM
View Rich L.'s profile

Sealing toy blocks

03-08-2018 06:03 PM by Rich L.

Hello all. My DIL asked me to make a few toy blocks for my almost two year...

6 03-10-2018 02:13 PM
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38 03-09-2018 03:00 PM
View mla's profile

spot fix for dining bench

03-05-2018 02:53 PM by mla

Hi. I’m new here. I have a dining room bench that has a small area o...

3 03-08-2018 05:57 AM
View metulburr's profile

refinishing a table

03-05-2018 02:53 PM by metulburr

i bought a used dining room table at a sale that appears to be solid wood und...

12 03-07-2018 03:47 PM

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